Create your own unique flower crown whilst listening to the soothing sounds of…FOLK METAL!
Wait. What is folk metal?
Folk metal music is a diverse fusion of heavy metal, incorporating traditional folk instruments and singing styles. Instruments consist of flutes, violins, accordions, tin whistles, and other local instruments.
Free program for adults age 18 and over. All materials will be provided; just come ready to rock your crown!
RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y8foru7g
Join the Chamber for the launch of our live podcast series where an Arlington business titan will offer personal insight and share how they came into their career and made it to where they are today. Moderator Scott Brodbeck, ARLNow.com, will lead the discussion with Pinkie Dent Mayfield of Graham Holdings Company. The podcast will be recorded before a live audience and online. This new event is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility before a broad range of business professionals across the community. $25.00
On Sunday, Jun 25, Compass Real Estate and agents John Eric and Stephanie White are hosting a fun, family event at the property they represent at 705 N Florida Street in Arlington. This spacious luxury home is located in North Arlington’s Ballston|Bluemont neighborhood and is centrally located to all the shops, restaurants, parks and biking trails in the area.
The special event open house will feature a barbeque, games for children and treats for canine members of the family. In addition, local bicycle shop, Conte’s Bike Shop, will be allowing members of the public to try different bikes available at the store.
The event will be held on Sunday from 1-4 p.m and is free and open to the public.
Singer-songwriter BJ Barham, known by most as frontman of alt-country band American Aquarium, is on “The Great 48” tour. In support of his much-acclaimed debut solo album Rockingham, he will play a show in all 48 continental states. The album is his most vulnerable writing yet. Barham’s incredible ability to reflect the emotional plight of blue collar life with only his voice and a guitar will strike a chord with any audience.
Just Make Something (Even Something Terrible)
Create a monster from the darkest depths of derp, or a glittering ghastly gem!
Join in on our laid-back, no-pressure atmosphere, and get to know your fellow artists, from professional to hobbyists to “I-can’t-even-draw-a-stick-figure!” Feel free to bring your favorite medium. Epic trophy awarded for the piece voted “Worst of All”!
Free program for adults age 18 and over. Snacks and art supplies will be provided.
RSVP for an event reminder; attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yd5zcc5u
Most Americans have heard of Arlington National Cemetery, yet many of those interred rest in obscurity. This book seeks to honor their memories by telling the stories of 250 people buried here. Many were battlefield heroes, but some survived war to achieve major accomplishments. There are also stories of the original inhabitants of the cemetery, slaves and freedmen who worked on the Lee estate. There are even some humorous stories such as that of the 110-year-old veteran who was asked the secret of his long life. His response was “When you start to die, don’t.” In addition, the book covers the obvious sites that everyone wants to see such as the Tomb of the Unknowns and President Kennedy’s gravesite.
Navigating the cemetery can be frustrating at times. Searching for a particular section of the cemetery is impractical without a map and locating a specific grave within a section can lead to expenditure of significant time and energy. To aid visitors, a series of maps presents logical starting points. There is a GPS coordinate for each gravesite, which combines with the cemetery’s smart phone application to make location simple. Each of the sites is accompanied by a color photograph.
Sundress & Sangria Day Party at Pamplona
Independence Day Weekend
Sunday, July 2nd 2017 starting at 3PM
Come and enjoy one of the most significant weekends of the year and Pamplona’s inaugural Sundress & Sangria Day Party on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 3PM.
Expect eloquent sundresses, patio entertainment, sangria pitchers and frozen sangria specials, Pamplona’s best bites, and more!
Featured Sangrias: Sangria Pitchers: Roja, Blanca, Rosé, Sparkling Rosé, Sparkling White, and our Seasonal Watermelon Sangria
Frozen Sangrias: Frozen White and Frosé.
Pamplona is located at 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA (right next to the Clarendon Metro)
Get ready for a pre-fourth of July party like no other. Please invite your friends, all are welcome.
The author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel–an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rum runners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach
Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Driving an ambulance for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets–secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she’d left behind.
Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband’s estate. Despite the evidence, Virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon has never met.
Simon’s brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers surrounding Simon now threaten her and their daughter’s life as well.
One of our favorite authors, Greer Macallister (THE MAGICIAN’S LIE) returns for a joint event with celebrated author of historical fiction, Pam Jenoff! Join us for an evening of 19th-century lady detectives, World War II circuses, and more!
Raised in the Midwest, GREER MACALLISTER is a poet, short story writer, playwright, and novelist whose work has appeared in publications such as The North American Review, Missouri Review, and Messenger. Her plays have been performed at American University, where she earned her MFA in creative writing. She lives with her family on the East Coast.
Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of historical fiction, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in history from Cambridge, and she received her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. Jenoff’s novels are inspired by her experiences working at the Pentagon and also as a diplomat for the State Department handling Holocaust issues in Poland. She lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school.
Newly minted trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln is riding the circuit, traveling by carriage with other lawyers and a judge to bring justice to the remote parts of Illinois. Meanwhile, Lincoln’s close friend Joshua Speed steams up the Mississippi River aboard a steamboat owned by Speed’s father. Suddenly, his journey is interrupted when a rigged card game turns to violence–and then murder.
Speed enlists Lincoln to defend the accused, but soon they come to discover that more than just the card games are crooked aboard the Speed family’s ship. As the day of judgment hurtles toward them, Lincoln must fight to save the life of his client while also preserving the cause he holds so dear.
Meticulously researched and deftly plotted, Jonathan F. Putnam’s second Lincoln and Speed mystery, Perish from the Earth, revolves around a true historical murder that, while nearly forgotten today, was one of the most infamous crimes of the nineteenth century and played a key role in driving the nation toward civil war.
From talented debut author Simone Kelly comes this suspenseful novel that crackles with intrigue, sex, and plenty of surprises–perfect for fans of Zane and Carl Weber
Meet Jacques Berradi. Moroccan-born and Manhattan-raised, his genuine, sexy-smooth allure goes hand in hand with a unique gift. Since Jacques was young, he has had the ability to read peoples’ energies, communicate with spirit guides, and even catch glimpses of people’s futures. Now a professional “intuitive counselor,” Jacques’s clients pay him handsomely for his insight. Unfortunately, Jacques’s psychic abilities don’t come with an off switch to tune out the world’s noise, nor do they always provide him with easy answers; recently Jacques has begun having dark, alarming dreams about his beloved father, a Moroccan immigrant who died when he was a boy.
Meet Kylie Collins, an adventurous, Miami twentysomething who is trying to find her footing after being laid off from a cushy music industry job. When a mishap brings them together, Kylie is instantly mesmerized by Jacques’s cool demeanor and intuitive abilities, and he’s captivated by her outgoing charm and breezy good looks. Seeking to learn more about her family history–including the identity of the father she’s never known–Kylie visits Jacques’s office to gain some insight about her future, and about her free-spirited and headstrong Jamaican mother, True.
But on the night that they meet, a rolling blackout cuts off power throughout Miami. Kylie and Jacques, and a few of his clients, head to the only place in the neighborhood with enough light to see: Like a Fly on the Wall Detective Agency. There, Kylie serendipitously lands herself the perfect new job as an apprentice private eye.
As partners, Jacques and Kylie are an unstoppable duo. Can Jacques’s intuition reveal the scandalous history of Kylie’s mother and father? Will Kylie’s newfound detective skills uncover evidence about the death of Jacques’s father? And will the chemistry that charges their friendship bubble over into something much, much hotter…?
CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish) at Arlington Mill Community Center
June 22 – “La Bamba” – rated PG-13
Enjoy a FREE totally 80’s blast from the past every Thursday Night just after sunset. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook or Twitter pages to find out about possible cancellation. We make that call typically by 3:00 p.m.
CPRO’s 30 Years: Celebrating the Great Movies of 1987 (ish) at Penrose Square
June 24 – “Moonstruck” – rated PG
Enjoy a FREE totally 80’s blast from the past every Saturday Night just after sunset. In case of inclement weather, please check our Facebook or Twitter pages to find out about possible cancellation. We make that call typically by 3:00 p.m.
WELL RAY takes place Saturday, June 24 from 9am to 1pm in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Explore, heal, move, taste, and listen at this outdoor festival, featuring free fitness classes; health, wellness, and nutrition demonstrations and exhibits; field day-inspired activities; and more along Mount Vernon Avenue between Custis & Uhler Avenues. The event is free and open to all. For more information, including advance registration for the free classes, visit www.wellraydelray.com.
Say goodbye to Rosslyn’s Spectrum Theatre and attend CinemaVista, a double-bill evening of film, featuring Sundance screenwriting lab alumna, Via Bia who will be screening her directorial debut, These Colors Don’t Run (10 min.), alongside the 40-minute documentary Why Arlington by two-time AFI Latin American Film Festival selection Tomás Guevera. A post-screening Q&A and light reception will follow.
In “These Colors Don’t Run,” Via Bia’s film tells the story of a tattoo’ d Latina’s first “ink,” with surprising involvement from a pack of Sharpie markers, a pristine communion dress, and one angry Mama. Tomás Guevera’s “Why Arlington?” looks at the County’s diverse Columbia Pike corridor and considers how a community’s response can determine whether that impact of an influx of immigrants will be positive or negative Presented by ArlingtonArts, both filmmakers received Spotlight Grants through the Arlington Commission for the Arts FY 17 Grants Program.
The event is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemavista-tickets-35011613679?aff=eac2